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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities (Compare ICICIDirect and HDFC Securities)

The side-by-side comparison of ICICIDirect and HDFC Securities. Compare ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities brokerage, charges, exposure margin, demat account. Read HDFC Securities and ICICIDirect review.

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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo HDFC Securities Ltd Logo
About the Broker ICICIdirect is a retail trading and investment service from ICICI Securities, the largest retail stock broker firm in India offering a wide range of investment options to the retail and institutional customers. ICICI Securities is part of ICICI Group... Know more about ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. HDFC Securities(HDFCsec) is Equity Trading Company of HDFC Bank. HDFC Securities provide both online trading and trading on phone. The HDFC Securities trading account has a unique 3-in-1 feature that integrates your HDFC Securities trading account wi... Know more about HDFC Securities Ltd
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE BSE, NSE
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Online Trading
Broker Enquiry Open an Online Trading Account with ICICIDirect. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you. Open an Online Trading Account with HDFC Securities. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
Year of Incorporation 2000 2002
Number of Branches 154 270
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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities Charges

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 ₹999
Trading Account AMC ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account AMC ₹450 ₹750
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Online Trading
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% 0.50%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% 0.05%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹100 per lot or 1% of the premium (whichever is higher)
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% ₹23 per contract
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹20 per contract
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.02% for Intraday / 0.025% for positional
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA 0.02% for Intraday / 0.025% for positional

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
Account Type I-Saver Plan Online Trading
Fixed Charges NA
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% 0.50%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% 0.05%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹100 per lot or 1% of the premium (whichever is higher)
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹23 per contract
Currency Options Trading Brokerage 0.25 to ₹65 per lot ₹20 per contract
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.02% for Intraday / 0.025% for positional
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA 0.02% for Intraday / 0.025% for positional

Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
Account Type ICICIdirect Prime Plan Online Trading
Fixed Charges ₹900 NA
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.25% 0.50%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.25% 0.05%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.025% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹35 ₹100 per lot or 1% of the premium (whichever is higher)
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹23 per contract
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹20 per contract
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.02% for Intraday / 0.025% for positional
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA 0.02% for Intraday / 0.025% for positional

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade ₹25 plus taxes
Other Brokerage Charges
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month ₹0
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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities Taxes

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
Securities Transaction Tax (STT)
Equity Intraday0.025% (on Sell trade)
Equity Delivery0.1% (on Buy and Sell)
Equity Futures0.01% (on Sell trade)
Equity Options0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on excersied options)
Currency FuturesNil
Currency OptionsNil
Commodities0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
Exchange Transaction Charges Check table below
SEBI Charges Rs 15 per Crore
Goods and Services Tax (GST) 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges)
Stamp Duty Charged as per the state of the client's correspondence address.
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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities Transaction Charges

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
Equity Delivery NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% 0.00325%
Equity Intraday NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% 0.00325%
Equity Futures 0.0018% .00190%
Equity Options 0.05% on Premium 0.050% (on premium)
Currency Futures 0.0012% 0.00110%
Currency Options 0.05% on Premium 0.040% (on premium)
Commodity NA NA
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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities Exposure Margin

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest 2x with Intrest
Equity Intraday Upto 25x Upto 20x
Equity Futures 4x Nil
Equity Options 2x for shorting Nil
Currency Futures NA Nil
Currency Options NA Nil
Commodity Futures NA Nil
Commodity Options
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ICICIDirect and HDFC Securities Feature Comparison

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
3 in 1 Account Yes Yes
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading No No
SMS Alerts No Yes
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio Yes Yes
Margin Trading Funding Available Yes No
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes No
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App ProTerminal, Blink, smallcase, Voice Enabled Investing, Mobile Trading App, Digify
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM 3:30 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader E-Margin, ENCASH,
Referral Program
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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities Review

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
  404 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 171 Customer Reviews    Rate HDFC Securities
Fees Ratings 2.3 2.1
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 1.9
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 2.9
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 2.6
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 2.2 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 404 customer reviews HDFC Securities is Rated 2.2 / 5 based on 171 customer reviews
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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities Investment Options

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity No Yes
Currency Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) Yes Yes
Mutual Funds Yes Yes
Bond / NCD Yes Yes
Debt Yes Yes
Other Investment Options Equity, Derivatives, Currency, Mutual Funds, ETF, Insurance, FD/Bonds, Loans, Tax, ELocker, NPS Insurance, FD, NCD, Bond, NPS, Loan, NRI Trading
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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities Customer Service

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
24/7 Customer Service No No
Onine Live Chat No Yes
Through Branches Yes Yes
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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities Order Type Offered

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
Bracket Order No Yes
Cover Order Yes Yes
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) Yes Yes
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) No No
After Market Order(AMO) No No
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes Yes
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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities Research Report

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
Daily Market Report Yes Yes
Free Tips Yes Yes
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes Yes
News Alerts Yes Yes
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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities Suitable For Investor Type

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
Casual Investor Yes Yes
Active Investor
Trader
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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities - Advantages and Disadvantages

  ICICIDirect HDFC Securities
Pros
  • Offers 3-in-1 account which makes stock market investment very easy for casual investors.
  • Wide range of investment options available under one portal.
  • Provides a low bandwidth website which works well where internet connection is slow.
  • GTC (good till cancellation) and off-market hours order placement facility is very useful.

More Advantages...

  • The 3-in-1 account, which includes HDFC Bank Account, HDFC Securities Trading Account and HDFC Securities Demat Account, is the best offering for retail investors in India as it provides easiest way to invest in stock market and other financial instruments.

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Cons
  • ICICI Security charges highest brokerage in comparison to most of the retail brokers in India.
  • Very high 'minimum brokerage' of Rs 35 per trade or 2.5% of the trade value whichever is lower.
  • Poor performance of website is reported in peak hours of trading.
  • Trading Terminal (Trade Racer) cost Rs 75 per month if brokerage paid in a month is less then Rs 750.
  • Demat Account is mandatory.
  • Commodity trading is not available for retail investors.
  • Call & trade cost extra Rs 25 per call after first 20 free calls in a month.

More Disadvantages...

  • In addition to opening a trading account with HDFC Securities Ltd, you will also be required to open a savings bank account (quarterly minimum balance of Rs. 5000) and a DP (depository participant) account with HDFC Bank.
  • Very high brokerage charges
  • Charge minimum brokerage of ₹25

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Promo / Offers

ICICI 3-in-1 Account

ICICI Direct offers a 3-in-1 account, a combination of saving bank, trading and demat account. It offers one-click investment in Equity, Derivatives, Mutual Funds, IPO, ETF, Life Insurance, General Insurance, Currency, and Fixed Deposits.

Interested in opening a trading account? Request Callback from a stock broker.

HDFC 3-in-1 Account

HDFC Securities offers a full-service 3-in-1 account, a combination of saving bank, trading and demat account. One account to investment in Equity, Derivatives, Mutual Funds, IPO and Fixed Deposits. Special Offer: ₹750 demat account AMC is waived when you open your 3-in-1 account.

Interested in opening a trading account? Request Callback from a stock broker.

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